Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest once again was the top dog among New Year’s Eve specials both in late night and primetime.. The long-running ABC program averaged a 10.1 overnight rating from 11:30 p.m.-1:15 a.m. That was down 5% vs. last year when the special featured tributes to original host CDick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Evelark. From 11:30 PM-12:30 AM, NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (5.2) was up 6% versus last year to match the annual special’s highest rating ever in its nine years on the air logged on December 31, 2009. Fox’s New Year’s Eve Live (2.6/6) from 11 PM-12:30 AM was down 7% vs. last year.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest (7.1 rating in adults 18-49) was down 8% vs. last year. NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (3.1) was up 11% versus last year to hit a four-year high. Fox’s New Year’s Eve Live (2.1) was up 5% vs. last year.

In primetime, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest averaged 12.1 million and 3.7 in adults 18-49 from 10-11 PM. It was down 10% in the demo from last year but posted the special’s second best 18-49 result in 13 years and the third largest audience ever and topped CBS and NBC combined by 17% in total viewers and by 61% in Adults 18-49 in the hour. Also, from 10-11 PM ET, the primetime segment of NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (1.8 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall) soared 64% in 18-49 and 53% in total viewers vs. last year to a primetime high for the special.

Guest
10 months
Is the special still produced by Dick Clark Productions? If so, they'll probably keep his name for...
Johnny V.
10 months
Probably for awhile. Lombardo didn't have a production company doing the show. Clark does; his company continues...
brian
10 months
Sadly, ABC's New Years Rockin' Eve isn't the same without Dick Clark. I don't understand what the...